Hadeel Al-Shalchi

Libyans begin voting in first free election in 60 years

Libyans began voting in a poll designed to shake off the legacy of Muammar Gaddafi but which risks being hijacked by autonomy demands in the east.

Lockerbie bomber al-Megrahi dies

The former intelligence officer convicted of bombing a flight over Lockerbie, Scotland - which killed 270 people - has died, says his brother.

Libyan fighters assault main Gaddafi base in Sirte

Revolutionary fighters have assaulted a convention centre in the middle of Sirte that forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi turned into their main base.

Gaddafi fighting ‘side by side with the warriors’

Muammar Gaddafi's firebrand daughter has said in an audio recording that her father is in high spirits and fighting alongside his supporters.

Libya’s siege town: Sniper nests in no man’s land

The accounts from residents fleeing Bani Walid build a portrait of a battlefield-in-waiting for an expected all-out assault.

Tripoli runs out of food and fuel

Fighters pushed increasingly leaderless regime gunmen to the outskirts of Tripoli on Saturday, as shortages of fuel and water paralysed the city.

Libya govt says rebels’ victory claims ‘wishful reporting’

From the east and west, working with Nato air strikes, resurgent rebels have battled Libyan government forces at flashpoints along the Mediterranean.

Bahrain crown prince has final say on F1

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone will rely on Bahrain's crown prince to decide whether the season-opening grand prix will have to be cancelled.

Tunisia mourns for dozens of fallen protesters

Tunisians lowered flags and state television played recitations of the Quran on Friday to mourn dozens who died in protests.

Egypt activists struggle to monitor election

Rights activists in Egypt are struggling to ensure they will be able to monitor parliamentary elections on Sunday that they expect to be rigged.

Egypt’s journalist union probes editor’s Israeli ties

Egypt's journalist union is investigating whether to expel a prominent member for meeting with the Israeli ambassador.

Iraq’s women get the posts, but not the respect

Women candidates are expected to fill many of the seats on Iraq's provincial governing councils. But winning public acceptance is another matter.

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